12 Reasons Why People Seek Therapy
Many of the clients I see have never seen a therapist before, or saw a therapist once briefly and did not have a positive experience. First-time therapy clients are often a little nervous, not quite sure what to say or rehearse what they think they should say. You are not alone. It’s ok to feel what you’re feeling.
Mental Health Matters
Since doing this work, I have found that people seek therapy for many reasons, including:
- Seeking another point of view from someone who could be objective and unbiased, as opposed to family or a friend
- Feeling overwhelmed by life
- Needing clarity on past, unresolved issues
- Always being the person people come to for help, but not getting the same help in return
- Feeling stressed by minor and insignificant things
- Dealing with loss, guilt and/or abandonment
- Feelings of insecurity and unworthiness
- Feelings of anxiety and/or depression
- Realizing the old ways of coping no longer work
- Wanting to heal relationship wounds and create new healthy relationship skills
- Building self-worth and self-compassion
- Setting goals and creating an action plan
Seeking Therapy Is Self-Care
During our first therapy session, I reassure clients that there is no need to be nervous, and this is their time to be seen, heard and understood. I am there not to judge. I am there to be a supportive guide to help bring clarity, insight and understanding. Therapy can really be a great tool for healing and transformation!
If you have been contemplating seeking therapy, and would like to learn more about me, email me at [email protected] to schedule a free 15 minute phone consultation to see if I can help.